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January 10th, 2016

Chicago Diner Flips Out Over Pancakes - Gets Arrested

According to a server at a Chicago Denny’s restaurant, a customer became irate when she was told that she couldn't share in the $4 “all-you-can-eat” pancake special that her friend had ordered. When the server told her that this was not how store policy intended this meal deal to work, the customer began to swear...

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December 27th, 2015

More Body Cameras Coming to Chicago PD

To say that the credibility of the Chicago Police Department and city government has been compromised is a bit of an understatement. Like so many other police departments, Chicago PD has a long road ahead of it. Regaining the public trust after such a flagrant abuse of power will take years, not months. There have been...

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December 22nd, 2015

Illinois Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle with an Uncertain Future

Most state-run domestic violence shelters receive over half of their annual budget from the Illinois legislature. Federal funding provides a smaller amount, with the rest coming from private donors. In some regions in the state, shelters aren't able to get the resources they need through private donation. So, they depend on those government allocations. When the state fails to provide...

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December 20th, 2015

Illinois Attorney General Requests Department of Justice Help

Historically speaking, police officers in the United States have always had complicated relationships with the communities they serve. It seems for every step forward, many departments take a step back. Despite countless reforms and vast improvements in enforcement technology, some officers still abuse their position. 2015 was particularly brutal. As a country, we saw police officers...

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December 17th, 2015

Record Numbers of Guns Confiscated by Chicago PD

The number is staggering: 6,521. That is how many illegal guns were removed from Chicago streets in 2015. Taking that number a step further, it means 20 guns a day were confiscated. Or, to put it in a far more frightening context, one gun every 74 minutes was taken off the street.

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December 13th, 2015

Lake Zurich Woman Sentenced After Lying to Police

Love can make you do crazy things. Travel long distances. Buy expensive gifts. But, there are some things you shouldn’t do no matter how in love you may feel. One of those things is making up a story to get your love interest's attention. Another is having that story involve the police.

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December 7th, 2015

Illinois Marijuana Decriminalization Possible in 2016

On December 11, Kentucky Senator Perry Clark filed the “Cannabis Legalization Act.” The proposed law would legalize and regulate marijuana the same way the state does with alcohol. Over the past few years, we in Illinois have watched our neighboring states get a little bit more relaxed with their marijuana enforcement. Iowa passed a bill...

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December 2nd, 2015

Lake County Man Avoids Lengthy Sentence with Plea Deal

It is a simple equation - if you commit a crime with a gun, you may be looking at some serious jail time. Depending on the type of crime you commit and the level of violence involved, the charges could compound upon one another. Prosecutors generally waste no time in seeking the harshest punishment available....

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Written by Mitchell S. Sexner Last Updated : September 24, 2019